RENO, Nev. (AP) The Newest on a gunman who was killed by police in Reno after taking a hostage and opening hearth from a excessive-rise condominium (all occasions native):
Three northern Nevada regulation officers have been positioned on paid administrative depart whereas police examine their involvement within the deadly capturing of a Reno gunman who opened hearth on a downtown road from a excessive-rise condominium.
Police within the neighboring metropolis of Sparks are main the investigation into the officer-concerned capturing beneath regional regulation enforcement protocols. It is commonplace follow for officers to be placed on depart in instances the place suspects are shot.
Sparks Police Lt. Michael Keating says two Reno cops and one Washoe County sheriff’s deputy have been concerned in Tuesday night time’s capturing of 30-yr-previous Lucas Stone of Reno.
He stated in a press release late Wednesday two officers fired their weapons at Stone within the preliminary levels of the incident that started shortly after 6:30 p.m. A 3rd officer shot on the suspect after a SWAT workforce entered the rental the place he had barricaded himself with a feminine hostage.
Keating didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Thursday relating to which officer was which or what number of photographs have been fired.
The hostage escaped unhurt and nobody else was critically harm.
Police have recognized the previous California man who took a lady hostage and opened hearth on a downtown Reno road from a excessive-rise condominium earlier than a SWAT staff killed him.
Police say the investigation continues to recommend 30-yr-previous Lucas Stone of Reno might have been hallucinating Tuesday when he fired photographs from an eighth flooring condominium close to the primary on line casino drag. Nobody else was harm.
The Washoe County medical expert recognized Stone however has launched no different particulars about his dying.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reviews he moved from Sacramento to a Reno condominium inside the previous yr and just lately divorced.
Sparks Police Lt. Michael Keating stated Wednesday that investigators consider Stone acted alone.
He says preliminary findings recommend he was capturing at topics that did not exist.